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ALASKA'S INTER-ISLAND FERRY AUTHORITY

PROVIDING PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND WITH DAILY, RELIABLE SERVICE SINCE 2002

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WHY TRAVEL THE INTER-ISLAND FERRY?

Are you looking for a way to travel between Ketchikan and Hollis, Alaska? Look no further than the Inter-Island Ferry Authority! Our passenger and vehicle service runs year-round and covers a 36-mile, one-way ferry route, each sailing taking three hours.

Ketchikan is on Revillagigedo Island, and Hollis is on Prince of Wales Island. Hollis will connect you, by scenic by-way to all of your POW activities. When you’re onboard the M/V Stikine or M/V Prince of Wales, you can enjoy an observation lounge, reading room, café, children’s play area, and solarium for your comfort.

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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...

SEE WHAT OUR PASSENGERS HAVE TO SAY!

Another Awesome Trip!

As a resident of Prince of Wales, we rely on the IFA more than one would think. We need it to go to Ketchikan or medical appointments or even just to go to Walmart. My trip this time was for medical and shopping reasons. Might as well combine the two. But seriously, the service on the IFA is always wonderful and the scenery can't be described properly in pictures or words!

– Ginni G. • Tripadvisor
Awesome Trip, POW to Ketchikan

It is such a beautiful trip between POW and Ketchikan. It’s really a million dollar experience I feel for paying so little. I have utilized many fairies in the past in Alaska, and have used Inter Island Ferry more than a dozen times and I have never been let down. They are always on time or early, which means a lot when you’re booking the rest of your trip, utilizing planes, trains, and automobiles!

– wilkinsjriley • Tripadvisor
Delightful surprise

We weren’t too sure about taking a Ferry from Prince of Wales island to Ketchikan, so are super happy we did it. It was a relaxing trip that providing food options, along with spectacular views and whales!! Dozens and dozens of whales. Of course they were just waiting for a sea lion snack to fall off their little rock, but it was really awesome!

– mylindag2020 • Tripadvisor
Great scenic ride

Such a beautiful scenic ride from Prince Wales Island to Ketchikan. It was very relaxing and comfortable as well. I would highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this ride while visiting Alaska. Everywhere you look there is wildlife, eagles, whales, sea lions, otters, ducks and seagulls.

– Jane W. • Tripadvisor
Wonderful Trip!

Another great trip. As always the crew was more than accommodating. We had 2 vehicles my husband was not feeling well at loading time and they went out of their way to make the trip happen. Great crew and great trip. Thanks Much!

– Jerry K. • Tripadvisor
POW 2022

The entire 3 hour journey was a joy. The ferry, the staff, the food, the cleanliness of the vessel, the scenery! All was so wonderful. Such a wonderful mode of travel to get from Ketchikan to Hollis and back again. Thank you Inter-Island Ferry.

– PhysaN • Tripadvisor
Highly Recommend this Tour

The staff was outstanding. The food was cooked to order and delicious! I will definitely use this service anytime I travel to POW Island. So calm and peaceful with outstanding views. The trip was 3 hours but it seemed much shorter because of all the things to eat and the interactions with my fellow passengers. Alaska is the best state!

– Zelda G. • Tripadvisor

TAKE A MOMENT TO UNWIND...

...AND SAVOR THE BREATHTAKING 3-HOUR JOURNEY FROM KETCHIKAN, ALASKA TO HOLLIS, ALASKA, BEFORE EMBARKING ON A PICTURESQUE DRIVE ALONG THE SCENIC BYWAY TO ONE OF THE STUNNING COMMUNITIES ON PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND. BE SURE TO INDULGE IN A DELICIOUS MEAL AT O.U.R. TEAM CAFÉ BEFORE SETTING OFF ON YOUR ADVENTURE! MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

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Weather Updates & Warning

icon ☀️ Tuesday: Enjoy a beautiful day with mostly sunny skies! Winds at a pleasant 10 knots and seas at 2 feet. Temperatures will range from a high of 56 to a low of 47. Perfect day for a sail!

🌦️ Wednesday: Sun and a chance of rain! Winds will be gentle at 5-10 knots, and seas will stay calm at 1-2 feet. Expect temperatures to reach a high of 58 and a low of 49. Keep an eye on the sky!

🌧️ Thursday: Rain likely, so grab your raincoat! Winds steady at 10 knots and seas at 1-2 feet. Temperatures will vary from a high of 55 to a low of 47. Don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits!

☀️ Friday: Mostly sunny with winds at 10 knots. Seas will be slightly choppier at 2-3 feet. High of 55 and a low of 48. A great day to catch some rays on the water!

🌦️ Saturday: Light winds at less than 5 knots with a chance of rain. Seas will be gentle at 1 foot. Temperatures peaking at 53 degrees. Perfect for a leisurely cruise!

No matter the weather, there’s always a reason to enjoy the open water. Happy sailing! ⚓🌊